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ASSITEJ South Africa is a member-driven association whose doors are open to all individuals, companies, organisations and groups working within the field of theatre for children and young people, directly or indirectly, regardless of age, race, language, religion or political conviction. The types of categories of membership of the association entails that it accommodates people of all age groups. To download a membership form, go here


ASSITEJ SA creates access to theatre for children and young people through the following initiatives: World Theatre Day Campaign: Building the profile of theatre for children and young people Family Venues: Developing space at existing festivals for theatre for young audiences Family Seasons: Creating new performance platforms for children, youth and families Theatre4Youth: Promoting and developing school tours of performances Youth Ambassadors: Developing youth


ASSITEJ SA actively supports and develops theatre makers that already create theatre for young audiences, as well as those that want to do so, through a range of membership services and activities focused on professional skills development. Theatre4 Youth : An Interactive Catalogue for Theatre and Education, an online hub connecting theatres with schools Practitioner Workshops: Strategic skills development and training to support and develop theatre companies and artist


ASSITEJ SAengages with educators to empower arts in schools by: (1) Running specific projects and initiatives which link education and theatre, (2) Generating products which support the integration of education and theatre and (3) Contributing to educational materials for schools


ASSITEJ SA activity promotes national and international connections and partnerships between artistic individuals, theatre companies and organisations around the world through the international ASSITEJ. It uses these opportunities to advocate for access to theatre and high quality arts experiences for every child and young person.

Publications supported, created or published in collaboration with Assitej SA

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